1 - How do I get to Ouarzazate or Marrakech?
If your tour will originate from Ouarzazate: There are daily flights from Casablanca to Ouarzazate on Royal Air Maroc. Some of our clients choose to fly into Marrakech and then take ground transportation over to Ouarzazate. Regional taxis and buses depart frequently throughout the day from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. This 4 hour transfer is a scenic ride over the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the High Atlas mountains. Wilderness Wheels can help you arrange this local ground transportation. A place on a bus will cost about 65 dirhams (6 euros). A regional taxi will cost about 800 dirhams (70 euros) if you hire the whole car (4 places). An air-conditioned mini-bus will be 1200Dh (up to 12 places)
If your tour begins in Marrakech: There are many flights daily into Marrakech from nearly all major European cities. Consult your travel agent for the best fares and itineraries to suit your budget and schedule. You might want to schedule your flight to arrive in Marrakech a day or two early so that you can do some sight-seeing in Marrakech before your tour departs.
2 - My flight arrives in Ouarzazate at 11:35 pm. Should I arrive a day earlier?
Because the daily Royal Air Maroc flight arrives in Ouarzazate so late, most clients prefer arriving a day early. This will allow you some time to sleep in on Sunday morning or get up and take a walk around town. You could also use that opportunity to take a guided tour of the film studios, where numerous movies have been filmed.
3 - Does Wilderness Wheels include Insurance?
All of our bikes are covered by third party insurance, which means if you have an accident, our insurance pays for the other person or property, but does not cover your personal injuries, nor damage to our bike. Each client is required to purchase supplemental personal medical and repatriation insurance. Be sure that your insurance covers motorcycling holidays, as many insurance policies exclude such activities that they consider too dangerous or risky. Consult your local insurance agency before you come to Morocco. Most agencies offer one week insurance packages for a minimal cost.
4 - What riding equipment do you provide?
We have a full line of motocross and enduro riding gear, including Fox helmets, Scott goggles, body armour, Fox elbow and knee pads, Fox and Shift jerseys, gloves and riding trousers and Fox boots. If you wear extra small or extra large sizes, you might need to bring some of your own equipment. Some clients choose to bring their own helmets, boots and gloves anyway, for their own comfort. In addition, you will want to bring your own backpack with Camelbak drinking system.
5 - Can you accommodate riders of all riding levels?
Yes, we have had clients with very little previous off-road experience, as well as experienced enduro racers. We've even had some clients who came to practice for the Paris-Dakar rallye. We generally try to combine riders of similar riding experience and skill, however, if there is a wide disparity of riding skill on the same tour, we can give a GPS unit to the slower riders so that they can follow along at their own pace.
6 - What kind of accommodations will there be when I am on tour?
You will generally stay in 3-star hotels, most of which feature swimming pools, bars and televisions. However, in order to operate our tours through the most challenging or beautiful routes, in a couple places we will stay in remote auberges or guesthouses, which are a bit more rustic in nature. However, you will always have a hot shower, a delicious meal and a warm bed at the end of the day. Bivouacs can be arranged upon special request. Your tour price is based on double occupancy, which means you will be sharing a room with another client. If you would like to have a room for yourself, this can be arranged for a supplementary fee. Depending on the number on tour a single supplement will be shared during the tour.
7 - What kind of bikes do you have?
Our fleet now includes the following bikes:
8 x KTM 450 EXC, 3 x KTM 530
They are all prepped with Renthal bars, sump guards and Motoz tyres. Each bike is carefully maintained by our own mechanic.
8 - What itinerary will my tour follow?
Our main tour follows the itinerary that is described in detail on the Itineraries page of this website. This tour will give you the greatest variety of scenery and terrain to ride on. It includes the winding pistes of the High Atlas mountains, the spectacular gorges, a large field of sand dunes with the highest dunes in Morocco, as well as the open desert. However, because the weather in the desert is simply too hot from May through September, our tours during those months follow our Coastal itinerary originating from Marrakech and going along the Atlantic coast and up into the High Atlas mountains.
9 - Can I request my own itinerary?
If you are coming with a group of at least 5 and you would like to request a specific itinerary that is different to our normal itinerary, please contact us and we will discuss with you the feasibility of the itinerary you are requesting. It is possible that we might be able to accommodate your proposed itinerary, depending on the distances covered, the availability of hotels, and the logistics involved. Please understand however that the cost will probably be more than our standard tour price because there may be extra exploration and setup expenses.
Having said this, we believe that our standard one-week tour will give you the greatest satisfaction. We have spent a great deal of time exploring southern Morocco and putting together our itineraries. We know where the best places are to ride so that you will have a full day of challenging riding, spectacular scenery and comfortable nights.
10 - Why should I take a motorcycle holiday in Morocco?
Quite simply because Morocco offers you the best combination of beautiful scenery, challenging and endless pistes, and accessibility to Europe! Morocco is a beautiful country. From the sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast, to the snow-capped Atlas mountains, to the dunes and the vast expanses of the desert, Morocco has it all. Furthermore, the pistes are as varied as the landscape. Everyone from novices to the most experienced riders will be challenged. And the pistes never seem to end. You can ride for hours without stopping to open farm gates or coming upon paved roads. Finally, Morocco is just a short flight way from most major European cities. This means that the flights are affordable and you won't waste your precious holiday time traveling and sitting in airports.
11 - Why should I come with Wilderness Wheels?
Because we have an over 60% return rate...
Because we have better bikes and equipment than any of our Moroccan-based competitors...
Because we offer the greatest variety of tour itineraries and tour lengths to suit your holiday...
Because we speak English, French and Arabic...
Because we know southern Morocco better than our competitors...
Because we are experienced riders and guides...
Because we have a great safety record...
Because we are a small, personalized business...
Come and book your next adventure with us today!